Dunlop extends Supercars tyre deal
Dunlop will introduce a new tyre into the Supercars Championship next season as part of a fresh agreement with the championship.
The tyre supplier has today announced a two-year extension to its control supply deal, taking it through until the end of the 2019 season.
It will also debut a new construction tyre from next year that promises to shake-up the championship.
Although the existing compounds will remain, the new construction is understood to have proven over a second a lap faster than its predecessor during testing earlier this year at Ipswich.
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Supercars CEO James Warburton commended Dunlop for its efforts since taking over the control supply contract from Bridgestone in 2002.
“Dunlop is one of our longest running partners and is an integral part of the best touring racing on the planet,” he said.
“The Dunlop soft tyre used this year has made for some of the closest racing ever seen in our Championship.
“Dunlop’s continued advancements in developing an even better tyre will spice racing up even further in 2017.”